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The PBS documentary series POV is currently seeking to fill the following positions:

Job Description: Web Producer, POV Digital (Contract)

The PBS documentary series POV ( is seeking a Web Producer to work out of its Brooklyn, New York, office for a 3-month fixed-term position within the Webby Award-winning POV Digital department. This contract position is eligible to become permanent upon completion

Reports to: Executive Producer, POV Digital

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the POV Digital team in researching, creating and maintaining POV's digital properties, including documentary companion site features, other special projects and special events.
  • Writing copy and contributing content for POV's newsletter and POV's social media channels, such as POV's Documentary Blog, Facebook and Twitter, as assigned.
  • Collecting and providing information, preparing reports and documentation.
  • Fielding calls and replying to communications from POV viewers and visitors.
  • Coordinating intern tasks.
  • Participating in scheduled meetings and ad hoc meetings with staff, filmmakers and partners.
  • Other administrative support and other tasks, as required.


Education and Training:

  • Minimum 1 year of editorial or online production experience.
  • A bachelor's degree.
  • Knowledge of documentary film, digital media and a commitment to independent media desired.

Communication Skills:

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills are necessary.
  • Desire to collaborate with a committed, professional team.
  • Track record of working with diverse communities.
  • A plus: Knowledge of Spanish.
  • A plus: Knowledge of and experience working with PBS and the public television system.
  • A plus: Previous experience in journalism, film or engagement with social issues.

Technical Skills:

  • Familiarity with HTML/CSS/JavaScript, Photoshop and content management systems such as Wordpress and Movable Type.
  • Mastery of word processing, spreadsheet and other online productivity software.
  • Ability to learn new software quickly.
  • Passion for creativity and innovation.
  • Ability to work independently, communicate well and present yourself professionally in person, on the phone and online.

Work Style:

  • Flexible, self-starter, able to pursue several projects at once.
  • An eye for detail and precision.
  • Willingness and ability to take on a wide range of tasks and accept responsibility for all phases of a project.
  • Ability to work in a small team, on-deadline and under pressure.
  • Ability to maintain sense of humor under stress and stay cool.


Email these items to jobs[at] with the subject line "Web Producer: [YOUR NAME]":
1. Cover letter, including salary requirements.
2. Resume (PDF or plain text) that addresses all of the skills required for the position.
3. A list of work examples (URLs), clearly stating your role on each project.

The position will close when it is filled.

Job Description: Development Grants Coordinator (Contract)

Contract: 3-month fixed-term
Reports to: Development Manager
Start Date: Immediate start
Salary: Commensurate with experience

POV's Development Department is hiring a Development Grants Coordinator to manage our public and private grant portfolio through reporting, renewals, and applications. While grants management is the main role of the Development Grants Coordinator, we are a small organization and the position assists in all other activities of the department. The position also works closely with all POV departments and with the Executive Director. This is an exciting position for a young professional interested in advancing in nonprofit management and/or the field of arts and media. The position provides exposure to a diverse range of tasks, the opportunity to take on significant responsibilities, to contribute new ideas, and to gain management skills and experiences.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Manage with diligence and precision AmDoc's public and private grant portfolio: prepare grant reports, renewals, and applications; research and break down complicated requirements into discrete tasks.

  • Ensure compliance with Federal, State, and City funding agency policies.
  • Organize and maintain hard copy and digital files, including databases.
  • Work across AmDoc departments to garner information for reports, proposals, and letters of intent.
  • Prepare research on potential funding sources; draft letters of intent.
  • Coordinate meetings and communication with AmDoc's board.
  • Help organize the annual appeal campaign and season launch party.
  • Represent POV at development-related events; networking.
  • Manage 1-3 interns.
  • Other tasks as needed.


  • Bachelor's degree; MA preferred in related field but not required.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of relevant professional experience.
  • Excellent organizational skills; experience managing projects and processes independently; attention to detail a must.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities in a deadline driven environment with minimal stress; accountability.
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills: ability to seek and synthesize information and communicate in a compelling and succinct form; ability to write effectively for a variety of audiences.
  • Strong analytical skills and logical problem solving; comfortable working with data and budgets; some experience with excel spreadsheets.
  • Experience working in or with public institutions a plus.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision; will take initiative as appropriate.
  • Articulate, positive, strong interpersonal skills, flexible.

How to Apply:

To apply, please email the following: (1) resume, (2) a thoughtful cover letter describing your interest and qualifications for the position, and additionally please highlight a complex project you have managed independently and/or an example of when you have built or improved upon a process in your work environment, and (3) two references to with "Grants Coordinator Position: [Your name]" in the subject line.

American Documentary, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability.

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The PBS documentary series POV is seeking independent nonfiction films for broadcast in 2015 and beyond.
Deadline: June 30, 2014